The Motorola Charm, T-Mobile’s latest consumer-oriented smartphone, has just hit store shelves. This is an inexpensive Android OS-based device with a built-in keyboard and a focus on messaging.
It is selling for $75 with a 2-year contract and mail-in rebate or for $270 without a contract.
This smartphone can be ordered now on T-Mobile’s website.
Motorola Charm Overview
This newly-released model has a tablet shape with a small keyboard fixed below its 2.8-inch 320×240 (QVGA) touchscreen. Instead of a small D-pad or optical trackpad below its screen, it includes the Backtrack — a relatively large trackpad on its back.
The Charm runs Google’s Android OS 2.1 and includes a new version of MotoBlur, Motorola’s software that syncs contacts, posts, messages, and photos from sources such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, as well as Gmail and other personal and corporate e-mail systems.
Naturally, this smartphone supports T-Mobile’s GSM voice network, and it also offers HSPA 3G at 3.6 Mbps, Wi-Fi b/g/n, and Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR.
It has a 3 megapixel camera, 2 GB microSD memory card, GPS receiver, 1170 mAh Li-Ion battery, and a 3.5 mm headset jack.
Overall, the Charm is 3.9 in. x 2.6 in. x 4.45 in. (67 x 98 x 11 mm) and 3.9 ounces (110 grams).